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2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES - BOB MIZER FOUNDATION EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION


The Bob Mizer Foundation is proud to announce the First Annual Bob Mizer Emerging Photographer Competition in celebration of both the Foundation’s 4th anniversary and what would mark the 70th anniversary of the beginning of Mizer’s career. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of internationally recognized professionals including photography critic Vince Aletti, working artist John......

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2014

OUT OF THE CLOSET: Bob Mizer Foundation Releases Films From The Groundbreaking Stonewall Era.


It was 1968. Free love and the sexual revolution were happening all across America. But the mores of the past still lingered, and photographer Bob Mizer’s pictures of male nudes were cited as part of the evidence labeled “obscene” in a 1968 trial in Federal Court. But in the case, Spinar DSI v. U.S.(440 F.2d 1241), Mizer and others were ultimately vindicated, as that court and others......

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2014

3000 Original Films from Bob Mizer’s AMG to be Saved


Sailors, wizards and cowboys hide in hundreds of boxes of film packed away for decades, waiting to see the light of day once again. The Bob Mizer Foundation announced today the launch of a Kickstarter fundraising project that will begin the preservation of a major collection of early gay erotic films produced by porn pioneer Bob Mizer throughout the 1950s -......

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2013

L.A. MOCA ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF WORKS BY BOB MIZER


The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art recently announced the institution’s acquisition of works by Bob Mizer along with important pieces by contemporary artists Ryan Trecartin and Rodney McMillen. The Mizer artwork includes two double-sided “catalog boards” of historical importance used in the production of catalogs of his thousands of images. “Mizer’s work is now within the......

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2008

AMG Hardcore Film Classics: Cowboy Virgin


Athletic Model Guild announced today that the latest collection of founder, Bob Mizer’ s secret hardcore footage is now shipping to retailers across the country, via Paladin Video. Harcore Film Classics: Cowboy Virgin, which boasts 140 minutes of explicit gay sex, contains six original film loops from Mizer’ s personal collection. The DVD is also shipping direct to customers through......

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